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VOL. LIV 



WELLESLAY, MASS., JUNE 15, 1916 



NO. 24 



Seniors Win College Mourns 



Honors for 
Scholarship 

The following students gradu- 
ated with honors at the Com- 
mencement ceremonies this mor- 
ning: 

HONORS IN A SPECIAL FIELD 

Elizabeth Esten Chedester 
Grade Lubeling for the Consumer 

Virginia Springer Guild 

Certain Aspects of the Postwar 

Economic Position of France 

Ida Renee Harrison 

Some Aspects of Mathematical 

Education at the College Level 

Reka Potgieter 
The Legal Status of Trade Unions 

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS 

History 

Alice Miriam Birmingham 

Geography 

Barbara Ruth Chapline 

Classical Archaeology 

Edith Joyce Glassenberg 

Philosophy 

Catherine Sears Hamilton 

Psychology 

Nancy Smith 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP 
IN SIGMA XI 

Barbara Ruth Chapline, Jac- 
queline Rita Horn, Dorothy Bliss 
Jones, Agnes Jeannette Lydiard, 
Caroline Hedden Pentlarge, Elea- 
nor Washington Piatt, Dorothy 
Mary Proctor, Eileen Francis 
Quigley, Muriel B a c h e 1 1 e r 
Schulte. 

PHI BETA KAPPA 

Alice Miriam Birmingham, Hel- 
ga Boedtker, Naomi Brenner, 
Marilyn Bullock, Barbara Ruth 
Chapline, Catherine Sears Ham- 
ilton, Jean Lois Harris, Dorothy 
Bliss Jones, Lillian Anita Levine, 
Agnes Jeannette Lydiard, Janet 
McMasters, Dorothy Mary Proc- 
tor. Eileen Francis Quigley, Jane 
Redding, Barbara Rogers, Patri- 
cia Pickens Smith, Margaret 
Harriet Torbet. 

WELLESLEY COLLEGE 
HONOR SCHOLARS 

Jean Louise Benneyan, Eliza- 
beth Boal, Helga Boedtker, Bar- 
bara Ann Boole, Patricia Coffin 
Brown, Elizabeth Esten Chedes- 
ter, Catherine Ann Curran, Char- 
lotte Dinsmoor, Olivia Woodhull 
Foster. Jane Helen Goodman, 
Gail Greenhalgh, Barbara Mar- 
garet Grimwade, Virginia Spring- 
er Guild, Ida Renee Harrison, 
Ann Haymond, Catherine Mor- 
ton Hogg, Jacqueline Rita Horn, 
Nancy Ipsen, Anne Palmer John- 
son, Suzanne Young Johnston, 
Elizabeth Ann Larson, Faith 
McCrea Lehman, Lillian Anita 
,,„.. Miriam Paul, Reka Pot- 
ter, Patricia Genevieve Ray, 
Eleanor Jane Rechsteiner, Jane 
Redding. Grace Elaine Schechter, 
Nancy Smith, Margery Anne 
Spindler, Dorothy Anne Titchen- 
er, Jean Embleton Turner, Mar- 
garet Reveley Wyant. 

DURANT HONOR SCHOLARS 

Alice Miriam Birmingham, 
Naomi Brenner, Marilyn Bullock, 
Barbara Ruth Chapline, Mary 
Elizabeth Dirlam, Edith Joyce 
Glassenberg, Catherine Sears 
Hamilton, Jean Lois Harris, Dor- 
othy Bliss Jones, Agnes Jean- 
nette Lydiard. Janet McMasters, 
Rosemarie Farkas Myerson, Dor- 
othy Mary Proctor, Eileen Fran- 
cis Quigley, Barbara Rogers, 
rtcia Pickers Smith, Margaret 
Harriet Toihert. Mary Diell 
Townsend, Kathryn Virginia 
Woodward. 

PRIZES 
Billings Prize In MuslC 

Margar< t Harriet Torbert 
Cervantes Prize In Spanish 

iry Long 

(Continued on Page 5) 



Sudden Death of 
Mr, F. Jessener 

Theater Workshop Head 
Had Been Here a Year 

Editor's note: Barnswallows 
submit the following tribute to 
Mr. Frederick Jessner, who died 
suddenly June 8. 

The college regrets the loss of 
Mr. Frederick Jessner, director 
of the Theatre Workshop and 
Barnswallows. Mr. Jessner died 
suddenly at his home in Cam- 
bridge June 8 after a severe 
heart attack. He is survived by 
his wife and two daughters, one 
now living in California and the 
other in Germany. 

Mr. Jessner had a brilliant ca- 
reer as actor and director in 
both Germany and Switzerland 
before coming to this country in 
1940. He was honored at that 
time by a fellowship to the Yale 
Drama School, where he set 
about learning the American 
way of life and the American 
conception of the theatre. Be- 
fore coming to Wellesley he di- 
rected at the Houston Little The- 
atre and taught in the Smith 
College drama department. 

He was with us for only a 
year, but even in this short time 
he made many friends on the 
campus. Those of us who worked 
with him in Barn and Theatre 
Workshop found in him not only 
a good teacher -and director but 
above all an inspiration as a 
friend. He always encouraged 
us in our work and daily asked, 
"How do you feel this morning?" 
in a way that showed he really 
wanted to know. Students and 
faculty in other organizations 
always found him eager to lend 
a helping hand. Even those who 
knew him only as the man they 
met in the halls of Founders 
and Green will remember his 
smile and friendly greeting. 

In losing Mr. Jessner we have 
lost a fine person who lived for 
the truth and for other people. 
His death is a great tragedy, 
but we consider ourselves privi- 
leged to have had him among 
us. 



Stassen Addresses 1946 
At Graduation Ceremonies 



Dr. Kinsolving's 
Topic "Sources 
Of Our Vision" 

Minister Addresses Class 
Of '46 at Baccaleaureate 




Senior Supper 
Held Saturday 
In Alumnae Hall 

Married and Engaged Girls 
Run Traditional Marathon 

President Nancy Dunn, toast- 
mistress of the senior class sup- 
per held Saturday, June 15 at 
Alumnae Hall, called the class 
roll for spontaneous replies by 
the members of the class of '46. 
Former presidents of '46. Alice 
Dodds, Judy Atterbury, and Suz- 
anne Carreau, read brief his- 
tories of the class during their 
administrations, and Nancy com- 
pleted with the record of this 
year. 
The class cheered the traditional 
race of the married and engaged 
seniors around the tables after 
dinner. Marjorie H. Ilsley, Dean 
of the Senior Class, and Mr. and 
Mrs. Henry F. Schwa rz, honorary 
members of '-16, were guests of 
the seniors while President Mild- 
red McAfee Horton and other 
sts attended the dinner at 
Mary Hemenway for the parents 
of the class of '46. 

Following the two dinners, 
movies of Wellesley through the 
seasons were shown in Alumnae 
Hall. 



Dr. Arthur Lee Kinsolving 

"In this moral and spiritual 
crisis we must do more than 
wring our hands about the fate- 
ful development of modern 
events," emphasized Dr. Arthur 
Lee Kinsolving in his Baccalau- 
reate address to the graduating 
class Sunday morning, June 16. 

"In times such as these the 
interpreters of life are those who 
pray", he continued, urging that 
everybody, regardless ,'of reli- 
gious faith, seek insight into his 
problems by turning to God in 
prayer. 

Taking as his text John 8:12, 
Dr. Kinsolving attempted in his 
address to "seek the sources of 
human vision". These, he be- 
lieves, can be found in Jesus 
Christ. It is through a know- 
ledge of Jesus, he pointed out. 
that men can overcome the limi- 
tations of moral sensibility 
which makes them eager to fo- 
cus their judgment on others, 
but slow to realize that they 



Thrice Eleeted Minnesota Governor Backs 

Progressive Policy for Republican Party's 

Advances "Two-Year Plan" of Action 

Minnesota's former governor Harold E. Stassen, addressed 
the class of 1 946 at their commencement exercises this morning in 
Alumnae Hall. Mr. Stassen was selected as the commencement 
speaker by a vote of the Senior class, conducted a year ago. 

Mr. Stassen was elected gover- 
nor of Minnesota for three terms. 
When he was first elected in 1930, 
he was the youngest governor in 
the history of the state. In 1943, 
he gave up his office to join the 
United States Navy, with the 
rank of commander. 

Mr. Stassen has recently come 
to the fore in national politics 
with his 'two-year plan" for re- 
vitalizing the Republican Party. 
In an article, published in the 
Americati Magazine for April, 
1946, he stated that the G.O.P. 
must work toward the formula- 
tion of a progressive policy. 

"Given an inspiring program," 
he wrote, "we shall have a mighty 
renaissance in the Republican 
Party, and the years ahead will 
see an effective, dynamic govern- 
ment in America, working in har- 
mony with a free enterprise sys- 
tem functioning with restored 
vigor." 

The former governor took both 
his undergraduate and law work 
at the University of Minnesota, 
where he was an active partici- 
pant in college debating, and 
held many offices in the college 
government. While at the Uni- 
versity, he became the first presi- 
dent of the Young Republican 
League, organized under his lead- 
ership. 

Mr. Stassen was admitted to 
the bar of the State of Minnesota 
in 1929. After he graduated from 
law school, he practiced law at 
St. Paul in co-operation with El- 
mer Ryan, who is now active in 
the Democratic party. He was 
elected as county attorney of 
Dakota County in 1930 and 
served in that capacity until 
1938. 

In 1940 he was temporary 
chairman of the Republican Na- 
tional Convention, at which he 
delivered the keynote address 
At the Convention, he was se- 
lected to be the National Chair- 
man of the National Governors' 
Conference and Council of State 
Governments for 1940-'41. 



Harold E. Stassen 



themselves are often in need of 
being judged. 

Dr. Kinsolving commended 
Wellesley for trying "to achieve 
the true correlation of religion 
and education." 'This is essen- 
tial", he said, "so that the fate 
of the future will no longer be 
one of the blind leading the 
blind." Religious education, he 
pointed out, was regarded as a 
necessity by Jesus, and is, ac- 
cording to Dr. Ernest Hocking 
of Harvard, the "one thing need- 
ful in the present educational 
system." 

Through a knowledge of Jesus 
people of today may come to 
realize more fully the attainment 
of the enlightenment of human 
vision, recognizing, he said, that 
"in one generation after another, 
from St. John to Soren Kierke- 
gaard to Lincoln in the last cen- 
tury, those who had turned to 
him gained extraordinary vi- 
sion." 



Summer Reading Becomes Integral 

Part of College Education Program Choir Presents 



(Editors note: The folio, 
statement has been red 

from the Faculty Committi 
Long Term Educational Policy.) 
The summer reading program. 
begun last year on an experi- 
mental basis, takes its place this 
year as an informal though in- 
ii part of Wellesley's new 
plan for undergraduate educa- 
tion. Along with summer jobs 
and field work it serves to un- 
derline the fact that education 
is a year-round process, rather 
than something that can be .shut 
Off in June. The faculty of the 
College believes that serious 
reading is an essential su 

r to the work done in 
time, and that it should have an 
important place miong the sum- 
mer activities of all studenl 
only because of what it can con- 
tribute to course work in the 
winter but also because it i 
w.uding and enjoyable in it 
Students have by now received 
lists of books rccomnv. 



for general reading and books 
suggested by the several depart- 
ments for their majors. Mem- 
bers of the class of '49, especially, 
are urged to read widely fron\ 
the general list. The list is con- 
siderably longer than last yei 
so that there is opportunity for 
a good deal of choice. Since the 
books are non-technical in char- 
acter they can be read by those 
who have no special preparation 
in the various fields. Indeed, it 
is hoped that students will not 
confine theii reading to subjects 
they are already i d in. 

A ill choose at least a few 
books that deal with topics 
which they have heretofore not 
been interested in. 

While there will be no formal 
checking on the amount of read- 
ing accomplished, students will 
I In the Fall to indicate 
I they have read and to 

make such comments as 

to on the list as a whole. 
(Continued on Page S) 



Vesper Program 
In Honor of '46 

Baccalaureate Vespers held on 
the evening of June 16 opened 
with Bach's organ prelude Passa- 
caglio and Fugut in C Minor. The 
graduating class, their families 
and friends were the guests of 
honor at this final concert of 
the school year. 

The choir marched into the 
Chapel to the traditional strains 
of Joyful. Joyful We Adore Thee. 
They presented varied selections 
of sacred music by Brahms, Bossi, 
Handel, Carissimi, Tcherepnin, 
Mozart and Bach. Dorothy Rose 
the soprano solo in Ye "H 
Oto Note Arc Filled from the 
Requiem by Brahms. 

An organ postlude, Fugue in D 
Minor by Bach concluded the eve- 
rt M. Winkler di- 
ed the choir and played the 
organ solos and accompaniments. 



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1946 

1946, you're alumnae. We can't believe it any 

more than you can, bul il - I rui . And, like 

glad and sorry at the same time. 

We're glad for you because you're going out 

into the world — not to "begin life," but to 

deepen and broaden lives that arc already well 

begun. And not "out from yum- dreams and 

theories," either, but just out into a place where 

I'll begin to have a chance to test them. 

y you your opportunity to begin prac- 

1 work at a time when we too are impatient 

to be doing something." Although it seems 

almosi sacrilegious to fit "'1947, thai embryonic 

into the tune of "Evolu," we're glad 

I all of us are one step nearer the goal 

which you have reached today. 

Wi re sorry, of course, because we are going 

miss you. It has been awfully good to live 

with you, to work with you, to know you as 

oui friends. To some of us, to 1947, you have 

always been "the sophomore"; it was almost 

incredible to see you in caps and gowns as 

a ill be to wear them ourselves. 1948, who 

hails you as "Our Big Sisters," will miss you 

perhaps most personally of all. Only in the 

19, however, will you be immortalized 

Ha Seniors — the particular, and strangely 

human, manifestations of the universal of 

"Senior," now and forever. 

B i tei -, or sophomores, however, 

i are now alumnae— Wellesley women, not 

Welle ley -iris. Your choice, during a war, to 

enter a liberal arts college, implied that you 

believed your potential contribution to the 

orld a, Wellesli y graduate* would outweigh 

immedial rk you might do, even at a 

'"I ' PS Wi re much in demand. Wc 

- ; chose wisely Ami now i- your 

chance to prove it to the world. 



BASIC TRAINING 

This summer it will be harder than ever be- 
fore to find jobs for the vacation months. Now 
thai the war is over, workers air no longer 
needed in many industries. Employers arc not. 
going to be happy to take on new, inexperi- 
enced employees, just to train them and let 
them go again. It is no longer a question of 
keeping up production at all costs. 

We have no doubt that Wellesley undergrad- 
uates will be able to find jobs of one kind or 
another. But we are less optimistic about find- 
ing ''the right job." Those of us who are in- 
terested in art work may not be able to step 
right into designing positions. And it won't 
be easy for all the English Composition majors 
to be cub reporters and copy writers for three 
months. During the war, jobs were a dime a 
dozen, for employers had to be satisfied with 
any methods of filling the gaps left by men 
and women going into the services. They were 
glad to have a full staff, if only for the sum- 
mer months. 

Therefore, we want first of all to urge every 
undergraduate to take some kind of summer 
job. Secondly, we hope you will not feel dis- 
couraged because your job has nothing to do 
with your future interests. For any job — 
whether it is waiting on table, filing, working 
in a factory, or running errands — will give you 
the same basic training. 

You will learn that earning money involves 
responsibility to an organization which is larger 
than yourself. You will learn how to work 
for and with people. Among these people you 
will find new friends, new attitudes, and hence 
a new stimulus. Therefore, if we can't all go 
to Europe or be assistant editors, let's not run 
off to the beaches to nurse our disappointments. 
No matter what we are doing, our work can 
be enlightening, broadening, interesting, and 
amusing, if we make it so. For you get out 
of any job only what you put into it. 



WELCOME, .52 

With mingled emotion- we read in The Bos- 
ton Herald for Tuesday, June 11, an article 
which proclaimed that "graduate- of American 
women's colleges are exceeding men at mass 
suicide among this country's educated group." 

Oiu sympathies were >tirred by this state- 
ment, which comprised the lead paragraph of 
the article. Our thoughts of late have turned 
with alarming frequency to suicide, and we 
were cheered to discover that' we were not alone 
in our morbid contemplation. 

But we soon found that the article actually 
about the doctor-' dilemma over the low 
birth rate among college graduates] Educated 
men and women are "failing to replace them- 
si Ives." And "eastern colleges are doing rela- 
tively little for posterity in offspring." Our 
spirits soared with pride, however, when we 
read that Wellesley ha- taken the had among 
the women's college.-, with 1.52 children per 
gradui 

Vassar holds second place. 

At that, the Wellesley graduate with her 
brood of 1.52 presents a problem— at least to 
our mind, and we're willing to admit that our 
mind has been over-stimulated lately, with 
thoughts of self-destruction. We have figured 
out that .52 is to be a girl. It was a math- 
ematical adventure of dubious reward. 

Naturally, we believe all female offspring of 
Wellesley graduates should be forced to take 
the same dose as their mothers, for we have 
heard somewhere that this sort of thing breeds 
tough constitutions. But our heart goes out 
to .52. We think that some special arrange- 
ment should be made for her. 

By now we are convinced that we are only 
a fraction of what we should be. So before 
\\c get to., involved in our extra-curricular cal- 
culus we will tell you about the other nice 
thing we found in this article. "The marrying- 
est women's college in the East," says the 
Herald, "was found to be Wellesley, with 85 
per cent." 

We extend our best Wishes to the graduating 
class. 




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Beyond the Campus 



by Sue Peiper 'J/8 



The speech of British Foreign 
Minister Ernest Bevin before the 
House of Commons on Wednes- 
day, June 12, removed all ques- 
tion as to the policy Britain ex- 
pects to follow in the Near East. 
Though the British Foreign Min- 
ister's views clarified the British 
stand on the Palestinian issue, 
at the same time it did not offer 
much hope to the many displaced 
European Jews who have been 
awaiting the final verdict on en- 
try into Palestine. Mr. Bevin's 
speech was designed to answer 
his critics in Parliament who 
had condemned him for pursuing 
an ineffective foreign policy. His 
complete refusal to accept the 
report of the Anglo-American 
Committee on Palestine is bound 
to have tremendous effect, but 
it is an effect which may very 
well be undesirable both for the 
British and Americans. 

It is well-known, first of all, that 
the admittance of 100,000 Jews to 
Palestine — a thing which the In- 
quiry Committee urgently recom- 
mended — has become associated 
with American policy. Already, in 
August, 1945, President Truman 
had requested that 100000 Euro- 
pean Jews be immediately trans- 
ferred to Palestine. If the Brit- 
ish desired to develop further 
their close ties with the United 
States they would certainly not 
oppose the solution presented by 
the Committee. True, Britain has 
thus far rebelled against further- 
ing the cause of Jewish immigra- 
tion to Palestine because of the 



need for British troops in that 
area should immigration be per- 
mitted. The British have con- 
demned all along the lack of con- 
structive help olfered by us in 
case of uprisings among the 
Arabs and Jews in the Holy Land. 
Just recently, however, Secretary 
of State Byrnes indicated that 
should the report of the Pales- 
tine Committee be accepted by 
the British government, Ameri- 
can troops might be furnished 
to stand by in Palestine along 
with British forces there. 

Mr. Bevin now states that 
Britain is "not at all prepared" 
to send troops to Palestine. Con- 
sidering the present conditions 
of Arab unrest and Jewish dis- 
content, this is the same as say- 
ing that Britain does not fore- 
see any Jewish immigration into 
Palestine in the near future. Mr.. 
Bevin has made it quite evident 
that Britain must look to Arab 
interests at present. Whether the 
basic reason behind this is the 
need for power politics to main- 
tain the position of the Empire 
in the Near East cannot be defi- 
nitely ascertained. But, that the 
Arab group is getting by far the 
greatest consideration now from 
British sources is a point in fact. 

The only real compromise to 
this tremendous problem was 
offered by the Anglo-American 
Committee. The Zionists have 
long wanted a Jewish Common- 
wealth or State in Palestine and 
have insisted that the Balfour 
Declaration of 1917 envisaged 
(Continued on Page Jf) 



FREE PRESS 



"WE HAVE HEARD . . ." 

To the Editor: 

We are Wellesley Seniors. De- 
spite the pace of the war years, 
we can look back and feel thank- 
ful for the opportunity for a 
Liberal Education at Wellesley. 
We have recently heard of sev- 
eral movements, however, which 
are making us wonder just what 
is happening to the Liberal in 
Liberal Education. 

(1) We have heard that there 
is a movement to eliminate Float 
Night. 

(2) We have heard that there 
is a movement to eliminate Tree 
Day. 

(3) We have heard that there 
is a movement to eliminate 
Junior Show. 

(4) We have heard that there 
is a movement to eliminate de- 
partmental clubs. 

(5) We have heard that there 
is a movement to eliminate socie- 
ties. 

We repeat — we wonder just 
what Is happening to the Liberal 
in Liberal Education. 

In the way of being perfectly 
materialistic and mercenary, we 
point to the interviews that we 
have recently been having with 
potential employers. Almost to a 
man, they pass over in one easy 



sentence the fact that we are 
Wellesley students, majoring in 
such and such a field. Of course 
that is important. But what they 
really want to know is what have 
been our other activities. What 
experience have we had in or- 
ganizing activities and cooperat- 
ing under leadership? What have 
we contributed to our college 
community? 

But beyond this earthy reason 
for activities outside of the pure- 
ly academic sphere, — just why do 
girls come to Wellesley? Our idea 
may sound trite, but we sincerely 
believe that they are seeking to 
become well-rounded individuals. 
That's why we came! To us, a 
well-rounded individual does not 
consist of one whose interests 
are limited to the academic 
realm. And if these other activi- 
ties are not offered to us on cam- 
pus, where else are we to have 
the opportunity? Are we to re- 
vert to the very academic ivory 
tower from which we thought we 
had emerged? It has rather fre- 
quently been pointed out to us 
that Wellesley is not a technical 
school. How else are we to name 
it if we are to be limited to one 
kind of experience? Let's keep 
Wellesley a Liberal Arts college! 
"Nine Wellesley Seniors" 
(Continued on Page fy) 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, JUNE 15, 1916 



'47 Ushers at 
Commencement 
Week Events 

Members of the class of 1947 
served as ushers for the Bacca- 
laureate chapel and evening 
vesper services, President Hor- 
ton's reception, and the com- 
mencement exercises held Sun- 
day and Monday, June 16 and 17. 

The juniors who ushered at the 
Baccalaureate chapel service, Sun- 
day morning, June 16, were: 
Virginia Beach, head usher, Joan 
Barker, Phyllis Clark, Sylvia 
Crane, Elizabeth Crew, Gene Fer- 
ris, Suzanne Ferris, Phyllis Fisher, 
Martha Nolan, Mary Alice Piatt, 
Mary Robertson and Olga 
Stekionis. 

President's Reception 

At President Horton's recep- 
tion, held Sunday afternoon, June 
16, ushers, under the chairman- 
ship of Camilla Chandler, served 
refreshments to the guests. The 
afternoon was divided into two 
periods; those who ushered for 
the first period were: Barbara 
Franket, Jane Hannon, Patricia 
Headland, Ruth Jacoby, Jean 
KixMiller, Joanne Krusen, Gail 
McWhorter, Rosalind Morgan, 
Barbara Olson, Persis Owen, 
Susan Palmer, Jane Pate, Jean 
Pettis, Dorothy Pritchett, Jocelyn 
Rogers, Nelle Sanders, Katherine 
Thayer, Joan Tomajan, Ellen 
Van Deusen, Marcia Vickery, 
Jane Vilett, Lottchen Vonder- 
smith, Priscilla Whitcomb and 
Mary Wilber. 

Girls who acted as ushers for 
the second period were: Joan 
Barker, Virginia Beach, Doris 
Briggs, Barbara Britton, Alice 
Brown, Phyllis Clark, Sylvia 
Crane, Elizabeth Crew, Gene Fer- 
ris, Suzanne Ferris, Phyllis 
Fisher, Nancy Forsythe, Louise 
Friedmann, Margaret Goodwill, 
Marta Harper, Annette Lummis, 
Nancy Nelms, Martha Nolan, 
Maiy Alice Piatt, Mary Robert- 
son, Hester Spencer and Olga 
Stekionis. 

Baccaleaureate Ushers 
Ushers for the Baccauaureate 
Vesper service of music by the 
Wellesley College Choir, Sunday 
evening, June 16 were: Rosalind 
Morgan, head usher, Myrtle At- 
kinson, Emily Bremer, Kathleen 
Depue, Elizabeth Eddy, Barbara 
Franket, Jean Grindley, Patricia 
Headland, Joanne Krusen, Char- 
lotte Nelson, Barbara Olson, Mar- 
garet Paige, Jane Pate, Jean 
Philbrick, Betty Remick, Nelle 
Sanders, Barbara Stratmeyer, 
Jane Vilett, Lottchen Vonder- 
smith, Priscilla Whitcomb and 
Lois Wiley. 

Commencement 
The juniors who ushered at 
the Commencement exercises 
held June 17 in Alumnae Hall, 
were headed by Susan Palmer. 
The other ushers were Myrtle 
Atkinson, Emily Bremer, Doris 
Briggs, Barbara Britton, Alice 
Brown, Camilla Chandler, Kath- 
leen Depue, Elizabeth Eddy, 
Louise Friedman, Jean Grindley, 
Janet Hannon, Mary E. Hurff, 
Ruth Jacoby, Gail McWhorter, 
Charlotte Nelson, Persis Owen, 
Margaret Paige, Jean Pettis, 
Jean Philbrick, Dorothy Pritchett, 
Betty Remick, Jocelyn Rogers, 
Hester Spencer, Barbara Strat- 
meyer, Katherine Thayer, Joan 
Tomajan, Ellen Van Deusen, 
Marcia Vickery, Mary Wilber and 
Lois Wiley. 




Carolyn Heilbrun '48 Lays Plans 
Receives Prize For Jr. Show 



Another Senior Class marches out through the arch. 

700 Alumnae Attend Festivities 
Of First Reunion in Four Years 

Because of "Domestic Difficulties," Alumnae Make 

Their Own Beds, Eat Cafeteria-Style Breakfasts 

by Mary Harriet Eldridge '1/9 



"According to reservations 
made, approximately 700 Alum- 
nae attended the first college re- 
union in four years," declared 
Mrs. Helen S. Mansfield, Execu- 
tive Secretary of the Wellesley 
Alumnae Association. 

An active program be- 
ginning Sunday, June 16, and 
lasting through Alumnae Day, 
June 18, was planned for the 
graduates, who represented the 
classes of '94'96, 1911-1914, and 
1930-33. Members of the classes 
of '45 and '21, celebrating their 
first and twenty-fifth reunions, 
were also to be present, and the 
class of '86 hoped to have some 
members attend. 

"The reunion generally reas- 
sembled those of former years," 
said Mrs. Mansfield, "but previ- 
ously the activities began Fri- 
day and ended Monday, with 
Alumnae Day Saturday and 
class suppers Saturday evening.' 
Domestic difficulties, which caus- 
ed the postponement this year 
prevented the pre-war "service' 
of past reunions, and the grad 
uates made their own beds, car 
ried their own bags, and were 
served breakfast and Sunday 
night supper cafeteria style. 
Join Society Meetings 

Activities for the Alumnae be- 
gan Sunday afternoon when 
they joined the undergraduates 
in the Society Annual Meetings, 
and after supper the various 
classes held informal gatherings 
and memorial services. But the 
main event of the evening, ac- 
cording to Mrs. Mansfield was 
the informal, all-Alumnae "Step- 
Singing" in the Hay Outdoor 
Theatre. "Mimeographed sheets 
of old Wellesley songs were 



passed out," she explained, "and 
we also added old timers that 
everyone enjoys singing, such as 
'Long, Long Trail,' 'Sidewalks 
of New York,' and 'Smiles'." 

Alumnae, all wearing white, 
led the Commencement Proces- 
sion Monday morning, and form- 
ed a double line outside of Alum- 
nae Hall through which the Aca- 
demic Procession passed. Fol- 
lowing buffet luncheons, a pro- 
gram of College speakers, led 
by President Mildred McAfee 
Horton,. spoke .on ."Wellesley 
College Today." 

Business Matters Discussed 
Business matters were re- 
served for the final day of the 
reunion. Following class meet- 
ings, the Annual Meeting was 
held at 10 : 30 in Alumnae Hall, 
and opened with reports by the 
Finance Committee, Executive 
Board, Senior Alumnae Trustee, 
and Alumnae Fund Committee. 
Elections of retiring Professors 
to Honorary Membership were 
held, while consideration of pro- 
posed new by-laws, elections of 
officers, and new business and 
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by Polly Piatt '1,8 
"Well, I was amazed. I'd for- 
gotten about the whole thing," 
said Carolyn Heilbrun '47, 
who was just acclaimed this 
years winner of the Atlantic 
Monthly short story contest. 

When Kaki blew home in New- 
ton Center on The Day, Miss 
Prentiss had already called. 
Kaki called back "with trepi- 
dation." Miss Prentiss was "ec- 
static." Out of 371 stories, Kaki 
of her Comp 302 class had come 
through with the prize. Anoth- 
er of her students, Vicki de 
Sherbinin, won an honorable 
mention for an essay. 

Twelve essays and poems from 
Wellesley received honorable 
mention or high merit. One of 
these was also donated by Kaki, 
who wants to stress that her 
prize story will be printed in 
the supplement rather than in 
the magazine. 

Kaki is convinced that "the 
nicest result of the prize would 
be a job on the Atlantic, fol- 
lowing in the steps of Sue Kuehn 
'47, who won the Mademoiselle 
contest two years ago." Kaki 
was an energetic employee of 
the New York Post. During the 
invasion of France, she groped 
her way into the office at 3 a.m., 
to put out an extra. Last sum- 
mer she worked on Common 
Sense, a "magazine of opinion 
which has just gone out of busi- 
ness." 

Her secret of success, Kaki 
confided, is marriage. She and 
her husband plan to add to their 
photographic equipment with 
the $50 prize. "Everybody seems 
to think that marriage and col- 
lege are mutually antagonistic," 
said Kaki, "and it's NOT true!" 



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Reading List— - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
It is hoped, also, that next Fall 
a series of meetings, open to all 
who are interested can be ar- 
ranged for discussion of some 
of the starred titles on the gen- 
eral list. 

The lists prepared by the vari- 
ous departments are intended 
primarily for upperclassmen. 
The reading suggested is de- 
signed to give support to the 
major and to help the student 



Sally Brittingham, '48's newly 
appointed head of next year's 
Junior Show, claims that "plans 
are already under way for the 
Junior Show to end all Junior 
Shows!" Heads of committees 
have been announced and the 
members of the Music and Script 
committees chosen. 

Nancy Truax, as director of 
the show, will be in charge of 
coordinating production and su- 
pervising rehearsals. Working 
with Joan Kenick, head of Script, 
will be Mary Comley, Jane El- 
liot, Dot Mott, Debby Newman, 
Sue Peiper, Joey Thieman, and 
Nancy Truax. 

Members of the Music com- 
mittee, whose chairman is Jean 
Emery, are: Jean Knoche, Mar- 
ian Ord, Joyce McCoy, Jane Par- 
ker, Georgia Ray, Jean Robin- 
son and Anne Thompson. 

Sally Luten is in charge of 
Production; Business Manager is 
Corinne Heurich and Ruth Ku- 
lakofsky is head of Choreogra- 
phy. 

Ideas for plot or music should 
be sent to the chairman of those 
committees at their summer ad- 
dresses. All the heads join in 
urging every member of the 
class to think about the show 
during the coming vacation and 
to submit her ideas. 

fill conspicuous gaps in her 
knowledge of the field of con- 
centration. Here too the books 
are for the most part non-tech- 
nical in character. It will be 
found that some are classical ex- 
pressions of great ideas in the 
field, pivotal works that have 
greatly influenced the develop- 
ment of the subject. Others are 
broader supplementary works 
which should help the student 
see how certain ideas and re- 
sults in the field have influenced 
general cultural patterns, or 
which show broad relations to 
other fields of human activity. 
Still others are intended to give 
students some idea of work done 
in fields within the major in 
which they have elected no 
courses. Here, also, no formal 
report on the reading will be 
required, but the students will 
find that acquaintance with some 
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Congratulations Class of '46! 



We're not forgetting you! Four years is 
a long time . . . but when it comes to 
saying "goodbye," it seems like only yes- 
terday when you came through our 
doors for the first time. We helped you 
solve your problems then and we look 
forward to continuing to serve you in the 
future. 

We're proud of you . . . one and all . . . 
and wish you happiness and success in 
the future. 




IN WELLESLEY 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, JUNE 15, 191 6 



Students Will Travel to Europe, '48 Vil Juniors SS "Wellesley 

For Relief, Reconstruction Work Q et '59 Houses Victory 9 ' Sails 

Mary Alice Ross '47 Will Go lo Cambridge, France, 

Geneva with International Students Service 

by Joan Wickirirt '.'/$ 



Many Wellesley girls will be 
leaving college this spring, to 
spend their summer vacation 
abroad. Although most of them 
are going to Europe to do recon- 
struction work, two are going to 
China for "pure pleasure." 

Cathy LeFevre '48 and Nancy 
Bishop '48 who have just left 
college in a big hurry to get a 
ship before the maritime strike, 
say they have "never had so 
much mess and confusion get- 
ting ready to do anything." 

Cathy, whose family returned 
to their home in Shanghai the 
first of the year, says, "My moth- 
er seems to have left this coun- 
try with nothing but a tooth- 
brush, because she is making me 
bring trunks and trunks of junk 
over to her. You can't buy many 
things in C h i n a — especially 
drugs — so I am bringing over 
enough toothpaste and Kleenex 
to last for a year. The only 
trouble is that you have to make 
everything look used so the Chi- 
nese customs officials won't con- 
fiscate it." 

"And don't think we haven't 
been having fun squeezing 
toothpaste all over the place so 
our two dozen tubes look used," 
put in Bish. "Also, we're sup- 
posed to pick up two cases of 
Bourbon in Panama and I hate 
to think what's going to happen 
if we have to make them look 
used too." 

Experimental Group 
Jean de Beer '47 says she is 
going over to Dieppe with an 
international experimental group 
to take care of French war or- 
phans between 10 and 16 years 
of age. "We're going to live at 
the most beautiful estate and 
watering place in Dieppe — that 
is, it was the most beautiful 
place until it was bombed. We're 
going to live in the debris and 
sleep in sleeping bags and live 
off ten-and-one rations." 

"The object of the experi- 
ment," explained Jean, "is to re- 
lieve the French government of 
the care of these orphans and 
to try to overcome some of the 
bitterness against Americans 
over there, especially in Nor- 
mandy. We'll take all our equip- 



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Mary Alice Ross 

ment and food, and we'll do re- 
construction work as well as 
play games with the children all 
summer." 

Mary Alice Ross '47 is going 
to England and the . continent 
with the International Students 
Service, whose purpose is to 
promote better understanding 
among students all over the 
world. "First" says Rossie, "all 
twenty-five of us go to Cam- 
bridge for a week where we will 
discuss international university 
problems, and then we go to 
different countries of our choice. 
I'm going to France where, in- 
cidentally, I hope to be able to 
get together with Jeannie de 
Beer. Then we all meet in Gen- 
eva to talk about and compare 
all the things we've seen. After 
that, I'm going to Prague to sit 
in on the deliberations of the 
United States Student Assem- 
bly group there." The purpose 
of this particular project, she 
explained, is to help to get the 
foreign universities back on 
their feet and give them some 
new ideas. 

Care of French Orphans 

Dot Winchell, one of the grad- 
uating seniors, is also going over 
to France to aid in the care of 
war orphans. "Forty of us are 
going to Lake Anaecy in the 
(Continued on Page 6) 




Village Juniors for 1946-47 
have been assigned their houses. 
Nancy Bartram has been ap- 
pointed head of all the Vil Jun- 
iors. 

Jean Abrams will be Vil Jun- 
ior for the Freshmen in Caze- 
nove; Connie Anderson and Hol- 
ly Mann, Norumbega; Carol Bai- 
ley, Crofton; Nancy Bartram 
and Sally Powell, Noanett; Babs 
Butterfield, Shafer, Mac Cary, 
Little; Jane Coffey, Homestead. 

Annabella Cook, Webb; Layne 
Davis and Val Roemer, Eliot; 
Ducky Honiss, Washington; Bab- 
ette Hunt, Dower; Jane Lum, 
Beebe; Sally Maier, Elms; Ma- 
tey McCally, Pomeroy. 

Georgia Ray, Joslin; Ann Rob- 
inson, Wiswall; Jane Parker, 
Washington Group and Trans- 
fers; Mickey Pfaelzer, Noanett 
Group; Marian Roth, Eliot 
Group. 

o 

Beyond the Campus— 

I Continued from Page 2) 
such a possibility. The Arabs, 
on the other hand, have said that 
this was a false reading of the 
mandate. The Arab-Jewish rival- 
ries led to Civil War in Pales- 
tine in 1939. The upshot of this 
was the issuance of a British 
White Paper which restricted 
Jewish immigration to 75,000 
over a five-year period, immigra- 
tion thereafter to be allowed only 
with Arab consent. 

The White Paper deepened the 
desperation of Jews driven from 
Germany or facing certain death 
in Nazi Europe. Of Europe's pre- 
war Jewish population of 6,500,- 
000, only 1,350,000 survive of 
which 500,000 are "stateless." 

When the report of the Anglo- 
American Committee was first re- 
ceived, Prime Minister Atlee 
gave the British point of view 
that no action could be taken un- 
til he could "ascertain to what 
extent the United States will be 
prepared to share the resulting 
additional military and financial 
responsibilities." 

Atlee also requested that il- 
legal Jewish armies in Palestine 
be disbanded before any entry 
was allowed. But, the most re- 
cent statement made by Britain's 
Foreign Minister pushes the 
issue aside, and seems to leave 
no possibility of Jewish immigra- 
tion into Palestine even if the 
United States does co-operate 
with Great Britain. 

The issues at hand have not 
been eased by Mr. Bevin's decla- 
ration. On the contrary, there is 
now no solution in sight for pro- 
viding a home for displaced Jews 
of Europe. If the Arabs are 
heartened by this newest develop- 
ment, the Zionists and other Pal- 
estinian Jews will certainly not 
be. And we can no doubt look 
for still greater disturbances 
among Jewish enthusiasts in the 
Holy Land. Nor will advocates 
of Anglo-American umty be 
given much encouragement if the 



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According to Jean C. Leslie 
'44, the "SS Wellesley Victory" 
has just returned from a trip to 
Trieste where it deposited some 
supplies for UNRRA. This trip 
was the biggest thing that ever 
happened to the "Wellesley" for 
it saw very little wartime ac- 
tion. 

While in Trieste, according to 
the Chief Engineer, R. E. Hum- 
phries, the crew saw much ex- 
citement in the form of Tito 
demonstrations, rode in gondo- 
las and listened to Italian work- 
men singing on the roads. 

The "Wellesley" is a fairly 
large ship which, according to 
Miss Leslie, "looks very large 
when you stand on the bridge 
and look down into the hold 
where the cargoes are stored. 
"Naturally, like all sailing 
men," she continued, "the offi- 
cers and crew of the Wellesley 
Victory think she is the fastest, 
cleanest, best and most impor- 
tant ship in the merchant fleet." 
Although the ship carried ten 
guns during the war, she is now 
being stripped of all her mounts. 
Right now the ship is waiting 
in Norfolk harbor with hundreds 
of other ships and hoping that 
she will not be sent to the "Bone- 
yard" in the James River where 
Navy and merchant ships are 
being laid up. The men on the 
ship are beginning to doubt if 
they can keep her from that fate 
much longer. 

On the ship there is a library, 
donated by Wellesley alumnae, 
which is established in a closet 
made from an engineer's tool 
room. According to the cap- 
tain, the men have really en- 
joyed the books. On the door 
there is a plaque which explains 
who donated the books. The 
captain says he has heard regu- 
larly from the college and by 
now he feels really acquainted 
with us. 



British continue along this line 
so divergent from American aims 
Mr. Bevin did not mince words. 
The result is to erase with one 
stroke much of the progress made 
thus far in solving the Jewish 
immigration problem. The home- 
less of Europe have perhaps the 
most urgent reason for saying at 
this point "Where do we go 
from here?" 



Free Press— 

(Continued from Page 2) 

To the Editor of the Wellesley 
College News: 

We are very tired of people 
who get married at the end of 
Junior year, and we think that 
Wellesley should make a law 
against same. If they get mar- 
ried at the end of Senior year, 
then we can use our graduation 
money to buy presents for them. 
But as it now stands, we are 
absolutely tied down with ex- 
penditures unless Uncle Joe dies 
and leaves us his watch fob to 
take to the Pawn shop. 

We are tired of going to show- 
ers and standing in a circle. At 
the last shower we went to we 
found out that we were going 
to have two boys and a girl. At 
the shower before we weren't 
going to have any children at all, 
because all the presents were tied 
together with one long ribbon. 



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College Selects 
New Chairmen 
Of Committees 

Elizabeth Mason '47, Chairman 
of the Appointment Committee, 
has announced the following com- 
mittee chairmen to serve for the 
year 194647. Ellen Keith '47 will 
be head of the Grounds Commit- 
tee; Margaret Cogswell '47, of the 
Elections Committee, and Bar- 
bara Gormley '47, of the Educa- 
tion committee. 

Barbara Bell '47 and Barbara 
Burnett '47 are to be joint Chair- 
men of the Pointing Committee, 
and Suzanne Ferris '47 will be 
chairman of the Entertainment 
Committee, aided by Jane Miller 
'47, assistant chairman. The Col- 
lege representative on the Hath- 
away House Board will be Robin 
Jones '47, and Prudence Brewer 
'48 is the new Well representa- 
tive; Ruth Dougherty has been 
appointed to head the Marriage 
Lecture series. 



Ruth Jacoby '47, Head 
Of WBS, Is Delegate 

To Radio Conference 

Ruth Jacoby '47, head of WBS, 
attended the Intercollegiate 
Broadcasting System Conference 
in New York as the representa- 
tive from Wellesley. 

IBS with member colleges of the 
east and west coast, as well as 
McGill University in Canada, 
functions as the headquarters 
for the exchange of scripts and 
technical ideas. Some day IBS 
hopes to have a physical set up 
that will enable the exchange 
of programs. The central office 
handles the national advertising 
for its members, takes care of 
music rights, and offers techni- 
cal aid and assistance. 

The conference consisted of 
several panel discussions includ- 
ing "Studio Planning" and 
"What College Audiences Want." 
According to a survey college 
students are most interested in 
classical music and news. The 
Governing Council meeting on 
Sunday considered financial prob- 
lems, the summer program and 
the possibility of international 
exchanges. 



Pome 

The following is culled from 
the 1919 Commencement issue of 
the Wellesley College News. It 
seemed appropriate. 

REGRETS 

Oh College is an easy life, 

I hate to leave. 
I eat and sleep and read and 
dream 

And never grieve. 
Why must I leave this luxury, 

This life of ease? 
Why here we even graduate 

By degrees! 

Besides, if we go to showers, 
we eat so much that we don't 
think we need any dinner. But at 
nine o'clock we get hungry again 
and find we have to go to the 
Well. And if we go to the Well, 
someone counts us as the 2086th 
girl who has walked in that day, 
and we have to read letters 
about saving our money. 

All of which adds up to the fact 
that marriage doesn't save any- 
body any money— except possibly 
the parents of the girl in ques- 
tion, because 9 times out of 10 
she won't be back next year. And 
that isn't so good either, because 
she has borrowed everything we 
own, and will probably take our 
last ten bobby pins on her honey- 
moon with her. 

This sort of thing shows a very 
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Congratulations 
1946! 

Best Wishes from 

Alexander 
Shoe Repair 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, JUNE 15, 1946 



No End of Four Belgian University Presidents 
Food Crisis See Campus, Meet Student Officers 

Yet in Sight 



Members of '46 Organizations 
Plan to Teach, Elect Officers 



"Wellesley can do more than 
support the voluntary food con- 
servation program," said Miss 
Dorothy K. Clark, Research as- 
sistant to the Historian of U. N. 
R. R. A., in a letter to Mrs. T. R. 
Covey, College Dietician. Miss 
Clark, a graduate of Wellesley 
in 1929, emphasizes the fact that 
the voluntary program can meet 
but a part of the tremendous 
food requirements of starving 
Europe, and that an informed 
and aroused public opinion is vi- 
tally needed. 

According to Miss Clark, the 
present European situation indi- 
cates that on May 1, Greece will 
have only enough grain for two 
week's bread rations, while Italy, 
Poland, and Yugoslavia will 
have but one week's supply. Pur- 
chasing agencies of foreign gov- 
ernments are able to buy only 
such food as is available in the 
market, she explains, and every 
additional bushel of wheat and 
ounce of fat which appears in 
the market literally means life 
to someone. 

To help meet the great need, 
Wellesley is cooperating with the 
voluntary program in reducing 
the servings of fats and wheat 
foods. Students are being served 
smaller muffins, less pastry and 
cake, fewer wheat cereals, no 
deep fat fried foods, and the col- 
lege is cutting its purchase of 
white bread. 

"There is at present a 20 per- 
cent cut in wheat servings," 
says Mrs. Covey, College Dieti- 
cian, "but we would like to make 
it 25 percent." She points out 
the fact expressed in the Boston 
Herald of April 26th, that wheat 
in storage throughout the coun- 
try is at its lowest level since 
1938, and that current exports 
are lagging sharply behind goals 
set in the world famine relief 
program. 

Nor will the vital need for 
food end with the summer har- 
vest, added Miss Clark. She 
quotes Mr. Herbert Lehman, re- 
tired head of UNRRA, as saying 
that we cannot count on improve- 
ment in the situation next win- 
tor, which may, in fact, be even 
worse than the present crisis. 

Miss Clai-k feels, however, that 
possible catastrophe can be 
avoided if people in this coun- 
try make it their business to re- 
main constantly aware of the 
acuteness of the problem, and do 
all in their power to alleviate the 
situation. 

"We here at Wellesley are 
complying with government reg- 
ulations," says Mrs. Covey, "but 
with student aid we could do a 
lot more." 

o 

Alumnae Reunion— 

(Continued frot7i Page 3) 
announcements brought the 
meeting to a close. 

"An Alumnae Luncheon was 
the final event of this first re- 
union since 1942," said Mrs. 
Mansfield. Speakers included 
graduates of '94, '95, '96. and 
1921, who extended greetings 
from the 50th and 25th year 
class. President Horton who ex- 
tended greetings from the Col- 
lege, received informally after 
the luncheon. 




Wellesley played hostess May 
29 to heads of the four Belgian 
universities under the auspices 
of the Belgian American Educa- 
tional Foundation. 

Pictured above they are, from 
left to right: Professor Jacques 
Cox, rector of the University of 
Brussels; Monsignor Honore Van 
Waeyenbergh, rector of the 
Catholic University of Louvain; 
Professor Edgard Blancquaert, 
rector of the University of Ghent; 
and Professor Jules Duesberg, ad- 
ministrator of the University of 
Liege. 

During their visit to Wellesley, 
they made a tour of the campus, 
visiting class and administration 
buildings, the Library, and the 
Well. In the afternoon they at- 
tended a reception and tea at 
Cazenove Hall, where they met 



Honors— 

(Continued from Page 1) 
Davenport Prize in Speech 
Margaret Hariot Edwards 
John Masefield Prize in Prose 
Writing 
Patricia Genevieve Ray 
John Masefield Prize in Verse 
Writing 
Gloria Ross 
Mary White Peterson Prize in 
Botony 
Muriel Bacheller Schulte 
Lewis Atterbury Stimson Prize 
in Mathematics 
Ida Renee Harrison 
Natalie Wipplinger Prize in 
German 
Gail Greenhalgh 
Lillian Anita Levine 
GRADUATE 
FELLOWSHIPS 
Anne Louise Barrett Fellowship 
Awarded for the year 1940-47 to 
Patricia Mills Follett. B.A., Wel- 
lesley College, 1944; candidate 
for the degree of M.A. at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. 
Subject: Music 

Fanny Bullock Workman 
Scholarship 

Awarded for the year 1946-47 to 
Ellen Davis Kelly, B.A., 1931, 
M.S., 1932. Wellesley College can- 
didate for the degree of Ph.D. at 
the State University of Iowa. 
Subject: Physical Education 
Horton-Hallowell Fellowship 
(In the Gift of the Alumnae As- 
sociation) 

Awarded for the year 1946-47 to 
Mary Louise Bensley B.A., 1943, 



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officers of the. various student 
organizations. Mrs. Horton re- 
ports that one of these men ask- 
ed what blue jeans might be, as 
he had heard that all college girls 
wore them day and night. 

The four university heads ar- 
rived in New York May 16 by 
plane from Paris. They visited 
Columbia, Princeton, Marvard, M. 
I. T. and Wellesley. After their 
visit here they went to Yale, 
Michigan, Chicago University, 
Northwestern, Notre Dame, Illi- 
nois, and several universities in 
Washington. 

Under the auspices of the Bel- 
gian American Educational Foun- 
dation, established in 1920, 447 
Belgians have studied in the 
United States and 225 Americans 
in Belgium. 



M.A., 1945, Wellesley College; for 

graduate study leading to the 

degree of Ph.D. 

Subject: Psychology 

Harriet Shaw Scholarship 

Awarded for the year 194647 to 
Margaret Harriet Torbert, B.A., 
Wellesley College, 1946. for grad- 
uate study, at Radcliffe College. 
Subject: Music 
Trustee Scholarships 
Awarded for the year 194647 to 
Alice Miriam Birmingham. B.A., 
Wellesley College, 1946, for grad- 
uate study at Radcliffe College 

Subject: History 
Awarded for the year 194647 to 
Catherine Sears Hamilton, B.A., 
Wellesley College, 1946, for grad- 
uate study at Yale University 
Subject : Ph ilosophy 

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by Joan Wickwire '^8 
According to the Placement Of- 
fice, most of our graduating 
seniors who have definite jobs 
for the future are planning to 
work as teachers or assistants in 
schools and universities. The 
next largest group is going to 
absorb more knowledge by doing 
graduate work in universities or 
research work for various organ- 
izations and companies. 

"The keynote for this year's 
graduating class," explained Mrs. 
Bishop of the Placement Office, 
"seems to be that of great uncer- 
tainty. This is a transition year 
after the war, and consequently 
many of the girls, especially 
those who are getting married, 
don't know where they are going 
to be in the future and therefore 
cannot get definite jobs." 

She also said that while most 
of the seniors do want jobs, they 
do not want them right away but 
wish to have a couple of months' 
vacation first. "Then of course," 
Mrs. Bishop continued, "there is 
the additional difficulty this year 
of finding a place to live after 
you've got the job." 

Nancy Dunn, president of the 
Senior Class, declared that 
forty-five seniors will be getting 
married shortly after they grad- 
uate. "Some of them are going to 
work, though," said Monkey, 
"Jean Harris will teach French at 
the Windsor School in Boston 
while her husband goes to Har- 
vard Med." 

Mac Cullen, former Editor-in- 
Chief of News has a job doing 
feature writing for Scholastic 
Magazine in New York. "And 
what's more,' she exclaimed, "I 
actually have a place to live!" 

Scotty Campbell, whose father 
is in the Army in Germany, is 
going over to Heidelberg to live 
Scotty, however, is one of those 
seniors who is uncertain about 
jobs because she says she does 
not have the "vaguest idea" what 
she is going to do once she gets 
there." 

According to Nancy Forthoffer, 
she and Eleanor Recksteiner have 
been accepted as students in the 
Management Training Program 



Dance Group, Cosmopolitan 
Club, and Classical Club have an- 
nounced their new officers for the 
coming year. Robin Muchmore 
'47, will head Dance group, now 
an independent organization and 
no longer part of A.A. Marty 
Ritvo "48, will be Vice President; 
Mickey Weisman '49, Secretary; 
Ruth Kulakofsky '48, Treasurer; 
and Marie Russell '48, Custodian. 

Cosmopolitan Club recently 
elected the following officers: 
President, June Parker '47; Vice 
President, Margaret Holmes "47; 
Secretary, Betty Blue "49; Treas- 
urer, Phyllis Wong '49. 

New officers of the Classical 
Club are President Phyllis Wend- 
over '47; Vice President, Sara 
Smith '48; Secretary-Treasurer, 
Carol Warner '48. Miss Charlotte 
Goodfellow is Faculty Advisor 
for the group. 



at Radcliffe. "It's a ten-months 
course," she explained, "whose 
purpose is to provide many train- 
ed management and personnel 
administrators to help avoid, in 
the future, situations like the 
present labor crisis." 

Jane Goodman, President of 
the Alliance Francaise, says she 
will study at the Latin American 
Institute in New York for the 
summer and then hopes "to get 
some interesting job down in 
South America. "Or maybe," she 
added hopefully, "I'll be able to 
get over to France to do recon- 
struction work." 

Awarded a scholarship at Rad- 
cliffe, Ida Harrison says she is 
going to do graduate work in 
mathematics arid then "either 
teach math or get my PhD." 

Miss Bishop expla/ned that a 
large number of students wanted 
jobs working overseas but, she 
said, "There is a great difficulty 
in getting them because transpor- 
tation arrangements are so diffi- 
cult to make." The only definite 
possibilities for going overseas, 
stated Miss Bishop, are for those 
students who wish to go to 
Switzerland to study. 



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June 8, 1946. 



Dear Family. 

Today, Bones and I decided 
that since it was our last Sat- 
urday here, we'd watch the sun 
rise over (he Rec Building. She 
was very wide-awake and cheer- 
ful when I got up at about 4:30, 
because she's been up all night 
playing off her final bridge- 
match. You see, Bones feels that 
during exams she should recre- 
ate five minutes every half hour, 
and somehow last night her rec- 
reation time piled up. I was very 
happy as the sun came up for all 
my exams are over. I had six in 
three days last week. But I want 
to stay around here until Bones 
goes home, just so I won't miss 
anything. 

Really, I've enjoyed exam week 
very much. Recently I've come 
to know everyone in the house 
so well. There's one very inter- 
esting girl who lives in our hall. 
She sleeps in the day and works 
all night. It's very soothing to 
hear the pitter-pat of her type- 
writer as we fall asleep at mid- 
night. Lately I've been eating 
ravioli with her at two o'clock 
and discussing the labor problem. 
But today they took her off to 
the infirmary, and Bones and I 
are very lonely. 

Speaking of getting to know 
people, one senior in the house, 
who never noticed us all year 
long, spoke to us the other day. 
That means she's noticing us at 
last, and according to my Psych 
book that's a good sign. Bones 
and I were very flattered even 
though she didn't say very much. 
She said, "Shut up, I'm trying to 
sleep." 

I can hardly imagine that we 
have finished another year. 
Bones and I were looking back 
over everything and we decided 
we'd become broadened. We've 
enlarged our personalities, and 
we've learned that the most im- 
portant thing is to BE SIN- 
CERE. Nothing else matters. 
Bones hates hypocrites. But she 
carries her ideas a little too far. 

The other day she took the 
doorknob off our house-mother's 
room, because she told us we 
couldn't store our parrot for the 
summer. Poor Miss Albatros. 
She couldn't get out of the room, 
and no one else could get in. 
Bones is repenting now. She 
thinks she ought to try the win- 
dow. 

We are laughing over the time 
that the Belgian educators 
were here, and everyone got so 
dressed up. (We rolled our blue- 
jeans up under our skirts, which 
is good for Bones, because she 
hates conventionalities.) We 
in the Well that afternoon 
in our shorts after playing ten- 
nis when they came in. That 
wouldn't have been so bad, ex- 
cept that Bones had just that 
minute put a nickel in "Cement- 
Mixer". 

All the seniors look very happy 

lately, as they ride about in their 

jeeps and convertibles. I guess 

they're looking ahead to life, and 

thinking about the long, lazy 

days of the summer. I'm looking 

forward to the summer too, but 

I don't think the days will be 

Bones and I have become 

quite inspired by the little or- 

loldVr the Placement Office 

ns about summer work. We 

<hat we must do somethn 

I would like to take a job at the 



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First to Major 
In Drama Here 

Bu Roberta Loicitz 'J/8 
"How I'm a Wellesley drama 
major is a mystery to me," said 
Tink Martin '46, "I came here to 
major in drama, found that there 
was no such thing, got excited, 
circulated positions about why 
Wellesley should have drama ma- 
jors, and ended up dramatic." 

Tink, alias Mrs. Jay Martin Jr., 
was recently busy writing 
Smudge, a play about forest fire 
fighting. She enlisted the aid of 
the State Department of Conser- 
vation, which became so enthralled 
with her idea that they are ser- 
iously considering backing the 
production as a means of instruc- 
tion in fire safety. 

Since her freshman year, Tink 
has been active in Barn and 
Theater Workshop. Last year she 
was head of Lighting for Barn 
and recently she produced Chek- 
hov's The Boors for the Work- 
shop. In her sophomore year her 
direction of Gilbert and Sullivan's 
Trial by Jxiry, in which she took 
the part of Edwin, was so suc- 
cessful that a command perform- 
ance was given for the Navy who 
were then inhabiting Caz and 
Pom. 

Tink can relate drama to al- 
most everything. "My ambition 
in life is to show my engineer 
husband that there is something 
else in life besides turbines," she 
said. To accomplish this end, 
Tink wants to start Little Theater 
groups every where that she 
and Jay live. She believes that 
there is no better way to relax, 
meet people, and become aware 
of current thought than through 
dramatic work. 

Tink has other talents besides 
writing and acting in plays. She 
sings — even though her childhood 
friends questioned it — she plays 
the piano, dances, sails, figure 
skates, draws lopsided ducks, 
and consumes gallons of coffee. 

A budding dramatist since her 
early childhood when she wrote 
and produced puppet shows, 
Tink was active in high school 
dramatics playing the part of 
Tessa in the ''Gondoliers" in her 
senior year. 



Happy Lawn Reformatory for 
the month of June. I would be in 
charge of teaching ten year old 
girls to hoe potatoes. Bones 
wants to work in the county jail. 
Her mother was very disturbed 
the other day, and wrote a letter 
telling her to come right straight 
home. I guess she doesn't under- 
stand, that we feel we've been 
living in an "ivory tower" too 
long. We must put our dreams 
to work! We've been reading de- 
tective comics every night to 
give us background. 

I can hardly wait to see you 
Thursday. Bones says I can ride 
her scooter bike home. She wants 
to hitch-hike to Mexico, now, to 
see life. I will see you soon. 
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Girls Who Will Be Assistants and Researchers Face 

No Housing Problem, State Mrs. Houghteling 

By Marion Ritvo 'lf8 



"This is certainly a summer 
for 'firsts' in the internship pro- 
gram," declared Mrs. Fiora 
Houghteling, instructor in Po- 
litical Science and director of the 
Wellesley internship program. 
"We are placing girls in Con- 
gress, in the Republican Na- 
tional Committee Office, and in 
New York positions for the first 
time since the program started," 
she explained. 

Ten girls will be working in 
agencies or organizations con- 
nected with government work 
from June 19 to July 31 as a 
part of the program. "Of course 
if there is mutual consent on 
the part of the girl and her em- 
ployer that she stay longer, that 
is fine," stated Mrs. Houghteling. 

Seven of the internes are 
working in Washington. Ruth 
Goldman '47 will assist Senator 
Elbert Thomas of Utah, and Lor- 
raine Cohen will be working for 
Representative Chase Going 
Wood house, a former professor 
of political science at Connecticut 
College for Women. "Their job 
will probably be research work, 
answering mail, attending com- 
mittee hearings and writing up 
summaries for the Congress- 
men," stated Mrs. Houghteling. 
"Most of the jobs that are suit- 
able for college girls are re- 



search and public relations 
work," she explained. 

The third New York job is be- 
ing filled by Marilyn Karp '47, 
who will work for the Youth 
Division of the Democratic State 
Committee. In Washington Adele 
Rogerson '47 will be in the Re- 
publican National Committee 
Office, Sigrid Robinson '47 at the 
Institute for Pacific Relations, 
and Betty Ball '47 at the Na- 
tional League of Women Voters' 
Office. Joan Brailey '47 will do 
research for the educational pro- 
gram of the International Broth- 
erhood of Pulp, Sulphite, and 
Paper Mill Workers of America 
(A. F. of L.i 

"Even this year with veterans 
returning and -government try- 
ing to consolidate and reduce 
unemployment, there were many 
positions available" stated Mrs. 
Houghteling. She stressed the 
fact that the program was open 
to any juniors and seniors who 
were interested "and they don't 
have to worry about housing" 
she pointed out. "The Wellesley 
Club in Washington places the 
girls in rooms, unless they hap- 
pen to be as lucky as Joan 
Brailey and Sigrid Robinson who 
will use Congressman Judd's 
home this summer while he is 
away." 



Students in Europe - 

(Continued from Page fy) 
Alps to do relief work and pro- 
mote good will. One of the best 
things about it is that the Alps 
are so beautiful." Dot is going 
over with a group sponsored by 
the MacJannetts, who had a 
summer camp in the Alps be- 
fore the war. They are taking 
all their own supplies and equip- 
ment. 

Sue Palmer '47 will go to Eu- 
rope with the American Youth 
Hostel group. "When we get 
over there," says Sue, "we'll hop 
on our bikes and ride not only 
in England but also on the con- 
tinent. The purpose of our trip 
is to repair the hostel buildings 
and also the routes as we go 
along." The group is leaving 
on June 14 on the Ernie Pyle. 



Reading List -• 

(Continued from Page S) 
of the books will be presupposed 
by their instructors in advanced 
courses. 

The faculty of Wellesley Col- 
lege hopes that every student 
will make constructive use of 
the time of the summer vaca- 
tion, and that all, including those 
who have regular jobs, will be 
able to read a goodly number of 
the recommended books. 



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For Next Year 

Wellesley College News an- 
nounces that the following girls 
have successfully completed a 
five-week try-out period and have 
joined the staff as assistant re- 
porters: Roberta Lowitz '48, 
Marion Looney '48, Elizabeth Bu- 
chanan '48, Ann Richard '48, 
Joan Wickwire '48, Greta Rous 
'49, Marjorie Brailove '49, and 
Margaret Kessler '49. The editors 
in charge of the spring fryout 
period were Sylvia Crane '47 and 
Jane Paul '47. 



Around the Vil 

The time has come for gradu- 
ation and the seniors all will be 
leaving soon. One last look 
around the Vil will find the per- 
fect commencement gift at HILL 
AND DALE. Silver charms, 
summer jewelry, and if you're 
lucky, nylons, will make the ideal 
gift. 

Best wishes to '46 come from 
LE BLANC TAXIS and from the 
COLLEGE TAXIS too. 

GROSS STRAUSS sends con- 
gratulations to the class of 1946 
and thanks the seniors for their 
patronage throughout the year. 
Also GROSS STRAUSS looks 
forward to seeing all the under- 
classmen back again next fall. 



Mr. Schwartz and Senorita 
Oyarzabal were discussing the 
planes that constantly "buzzed" 
the campus. Explained Senorita, 
"He probably has a friend here." 
Replied Mr. Schwartz in a mourn- 
ful tone, "But doesn't she ever 
graduate?" 



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